The sun comes out July 15 n and runs through July 31

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:50

    The musical "Annie" takes center stage at the SummerStar Theatre, beginning July 15 at the intimate and air-conditioned Orange Hall Theatre on the campus of SUNY Orange in Middletown. In 1977 "Annie" won seven Tony Awards including best musical, score, director, costume design, book, actress and actor. The score include such memorable numbers as "Tomorrow," "Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street" and "Little Girls." The musical is based on the book by Thomas Meehan, with music is by Charles Charnin and lyrics by Martin Charnin. SummerStar Theatre's production is directed by Christine Vittorini, with Helen Belles as musical director, Amy Conner as choreographer and John Michel, who is stylishly recreating the costumes reminiscent of the 1930's. Alexandra Vittorini plays the role of Annie. Lou Medina plays Daddy Warbucks. And Holly Kay plays Miss Hannigan. Other featured actors include Joseph Burns, Eileen Busacca, Charlotte Durkee, Halley Gallagher, Catherine Giametta, Caitlyn Hammons, Richie Hotaling, Jim Jackson, Barbara Keith, Avery Kennerknecht, Lindsey Krauss, Morgan Kriegal, Jessica Markman, Kackie McKenna, Martha Morton, Tim Mullally, Jessica Newcomb, Rilee O'Neill, Brittney Pierri, Alexandra Rightmeyer, Jenn Salamone, Nancy Talarico and David Topps. The cast also includes Sal, Joseph, Donna and Christina Polichetti. Mom, dad, son and daughter are cast as Grace Farrell, President Roosevelt, street urchin and the youngest orphan, Molly. Tickets for "Annie" are $15 general admission, and $10 for senior citizens/students. Tickets are free for children ages 6-14 when accompanied by a paying general admission adult (does not apply to seniors/students tickets). Group rates and memberships are available. Performances are July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 p.m., and July 17, 24, and 31 at 3 p.m. For more information about SummerStar's super SummerSeason, call (845) 341-4789.